15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

15 days in Central Europe Itinerary

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Start: Tehran, Iran
Fly:  10 h 45 min
1
Krakow, Poland
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 45 min
2
Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
5
Salzburg, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 4 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
End: Tehran, Iran

1
night
Krakow, Poland

Krakow ©
One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Krakow travel route app.

Tehran, Iran to Krakow is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Iran Standard Time (IRST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2.5 hours. While traveling from Tehran, expect slightly colder days and much colder nights in Krakow, ranging from highs of 29°C to lows of 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Wieliczka Salt Mine
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Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square ©
Krakow's Rynek Glowny Central Square
Wieliczka Salt Mine ©
Wieliczka Salt Mine
Wawel Cathedral ©
Wawel Cathedral

2
nights
Gdansk, Poland

Gdansk ©
Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
On the 17th (Sat), explore the galleries of Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku, stroll the grounds of Mennonite Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Museum of the Second World War (Muzeum II Wojny Swiatowej), and finally see the interesting displays at Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci. On the 18th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sopot Beach, then stop by Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Mariacka Street (ulica Mariacka), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Mary's Church.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Gdansk trip site.

Traveling by flight from Krakow to Gdansk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Krakow in August: highs in Gdansk hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Gdansk

Museums Historic Sites Beaches

Side Trips

Malbork, Sopot Beach
Highlights from your plan
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku ©
Muzeum Zamkowe w Malborku
Old Town ©
Old Town
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci ©
Europejskie Centrum SolidarnoSci

1
night
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): take in the views from Charles Bridge, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, and finally take a stroll through Hradcany. Keep things going the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Prague attractions site.

Getting from Gdansk to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August in Prague, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to drive to Cesky Krumlov.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

1
night
Cesky Krumlov, Czech Republic

Cesky Krumlov ©
Known around the world for its medieval castle, Cesky Krumlov offers the chance to experience the charm of a small European city seemingly frozen in time several centuries ago.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Cesky Krumlov Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Christi and Our Lady of Sorrows Church, appreciate the extensive heritage of Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov, then explore the world behind art at Egon Schiele Art Centrum, then contemplate the long history of Former Fink Cafe, and finally steep yourself in history at Latran houses.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Cesky Krumlov route builder tool.

Getting from Prague to Cesky Krumlov by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. In August in Cesky Krumlov, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 16°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Salzburg.

Things to do in Cesky Krumlov

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Cesky Krumlov Castle ©
Cesky Krumlov Castle
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov ©
Historie mesta Ceský Krumlov
Egon Schiele Art Centrum ©
Egon Schiele Art Centrum

2
nights
Salzburg, Austria

Salzburg ©
Surrounded by mountain ranges and boasting a well-preserved city center, Salzburg melds culture and history.
On the 22nd (Thu), admire the natural beauty at Mirabell Palace, then step into the grandiose world of Schloss Hellbrunn, then examine the collection at Red Bull Hangar-7, and finally explore the historical opulence of Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the exhibits of Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus), view the masterpieces at Residenzgalerie Salzburg, then see the interesting displays at Salzburg Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Mozarts Geburtshaus, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Salzburg Cathedral.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Salzburg trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Cesky Krumlov to Salzburg in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. August in Salzburg sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Salzburg

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Schloss Hellbrunn ©
Schloss Hellbrunn
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle ©
Fortress Hohensalzburg Castle
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus) ©
Mozart Residence (Mozart Wohnhaus)

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 24th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, and then admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 25th (Sun): see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Vienna driving holiday app.

Fly from Salzburg to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

4
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Museum-lovers will get to explore House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Your inner history buff will appreciate Fisherman's Bastion and Matthias Church. And it doesn't end there: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, and test the waters at a local thermal spa.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest day trip planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In August, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Thu) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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